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Green & White Boy Nursery on a budget


I knew I didn't want a blue room for my son because I am tired or stereotyping. And trust me, if I had a girl, it would still be green and white with pops of other colors, never pink & purple. 

We have very high ceilings (12') but the room is rather small, so we went with white walls and used bright colors on accessories, such as curtains, floor mat, table, wall decals etc. 


Design Inspiration

My design inspiration for this room were clean, bright and modern baby rooms I saw in my magazines back in Europe.

Decorating Style

My decorating style depends on my mood - it's always modern, sometimes combined with vintage, whimsical and natural elements. I love eclectic approach and mixing and matching old and new.

Project Details

Wall paint - white (BEHR).

Curtains - handmade by myself, fabric name: Zoo Menagerie in Green by Eleanor Grosch

Circle Felt Garland - handmade by me, colors: Strawberry, Fuchsia, Antique White, Chartreuse, Aqua

Floor mat - Playspot interlocking floor tiles by Skip Hop:

Owl bookend - also by Skip Hop:

Night lights - Tooli in Orange & Fuchsia by OXO:

Stuffed orange anteater - by Jellycat:

Anteater canvas - custom portrait of the anteater by Your Toy Portrait:

Wheely bee - by Prince Lionheart:

Wooden red moose - Ekorre by IKEA:

Red desk/book shelf - Besta Burs by IKEA:

Dresser - Mandal by IKEA:

Crib - Gulliver in White by IKEA:

Crib sheet - Chocolate Chevron by Dwell Studio:

Pear blanket - handmade by Superfly Lullabies:

Owl music box - handmade by Mimi Shop:

White dog decal (dresser) - handmade by Wow Wall:

Dog & Bear wall decal - handmade by Wall Decors:

Tree wall decal - by WallCandy Arts, purchased at Giggle (they don't seem to have it anymore, but I found it on Amazon:


Favorite Items

My favorite item is the anteater portrait.


Don't be afraid of color and think outside of pink and blue. If you are scared to paint your walls in a color you like, go with white walls and use bright colors on accessories - decals are a great, inexpensive and easy way to add a personality to your walls and ultimately the whole room. Use color on decorative pillows, blankets, curtains, toys - wherever you like. And have fun with it.


Monday 30th of April 2012

Yep, the portrait is based on the stuffed anteater :) The lady can paint literally any toy. We mailed her the anteater but she can also do it from a photograph too. She's amazing.

Jasmine C.

Sunday 29th of April 2012

So the portrait is based on the stuffed anteater? Or are the two totally coincidental?


Sunday 29th of April 2012

Thanks! No cartoon character, we just saw it once in a bookstore in Brooklyn and thought it was super cute. Then I came across this amazing artist who makes custom toy portraits :)

Jasmine C.

Sunday 29th of April 2012

The wooden KAMAR blocks and the floor mat look really fun and funky. And the anteater canvas and stuffed toy look so much alike, I was about to ask if there's an anteater cartoon character I don't know about!